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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416883/application-of-electrolysed-oxidising-water-as-a-sanitiser-to-extend-the-shelf-life-of-seafood-products-a-review
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Fera R Dewi, Roger Stanley, Shane M Powell, Christopher M Burke
Electrolysed oxidising water (E.O. water) is produced by electrolysis of sodium chloride to yield primarily chlorine based oxidising products. At neutral pH this results in hypochlorous acid in the un-protonated form which has the greatest oxidising potential and ability to penetrate microbial cell walls to disrupt the cell membranes. E.O. water has been shown to be an effective method to reduce microbial contamination on food processing surfaces. The efficacy of E.O. water against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus has also been extensively confirmed in growth studies of bacteria in culture where the sanitising agent can have direct contact with the bacteria...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388835/clinical-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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David J Kuter, Barbara A Konkle, Taye H Hamza, Lynne Uhl, Susan Fera Assmann, Joseph E Kiss, Richard M Kaufman, Nigel S Key, Bruce S Sachais, John R Hess, Paul Ness, Keith R McCrae, Cindy Leissinger, Ronald G Strauss, Janice G McFarland, Ellis Neufeld, James B Bussel, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thrombotic disorder usually prompting treatment with non-heparin anticoagulants. The benefits and risks of such treatments have not been fully assessed. METHODS: We analyzed data for 442 patients having a positive heparin-platelet factor 4 antibody test and recent heparin exposure. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint (death, limb amputation/gangrene, or new thrombosis). Secondary outcomes included bleeding and the effect of anticoagulation...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369860/broad-shifts-in-the-resource-use-of-a-commercially-harvested-fish-following-the-invasion-of-dreissenid-mussels
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Shannon A Fera, Michael D Rennie, Erin S Dunlop
Dreissenid mussels -NDASH-including the zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga (Dreissena rostiformus bugensis) mussel-NDASH- are invasive species known for their capacity to act as ecosystem engineers. They have caused significant changes in the many freshwater systems they have invaded by increasing water clarity, reducing primary productivity, and altering zooplankton and benthic invertebrate assemblages. What is less clear is how their ecosystem engineering effects manifest up the food web to impact higher trophic levels, including fish...
April 2, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366396/corrigendum-to-rising-temperatures-may-increase-growth-rates-and-microcystin-production-in-tropical-microcystis-species-harmful-algae-50-88-98
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Maxine A D Mowe, Cristina Porojan, Feras Abbas, Simon M Mitrovic, Richard P Lim, Ambrose Furey, Darren C J Yeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
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Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338552/is-the-future-of-coronary-arterial-revascularization-a-hybrid-approach-the-canadian-experience-across-three-centers
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Vincenzo Giambruno, Ahmad Hafiz, Stephanie A Fox, Hugues Jeanmart, Richard C Cook, Feras H Khaliel, Patrick Teefy, Kumar Sridhar, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur, Varinder K Randhawa, Ivan Iglesias, Philip M Jones, Christopher C Harle, Daniel Bainbridge, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid coronary revascularization offers and combines the advantages of both surgical and percutaneous revascularization and eliminates at the same time the disadvantages of both procedures. The objective of this study was to assess graft and stent patency at 6 months, rate of bleeding, intensive care unit and hospital stay, rate of reintervention, and long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS: From March 2004 to November 2015, a total of 203 patients underwent robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and PCI of a non-left anterior descending vessel in a single or two stage, at three different centers...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298420/staged-induction-of-hiv-1-glycan-dependent-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
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Mattia Bonsignori, Edward F Kreider, Daniela Fera, R Ryan Meyerhoff, Todd Bradley, Kevin Wiehe, S Munir Alam, Baptiste Aussedat, William E Walkowicz, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Kevin O Saunders, Ruijun Zhang, Morgan A Gladden, Anthony Monroe, Amit Kumar, Shi-Mao Xia, Melissa Cooper, Mark K Louder, Krisha McKee, Robert T Bailer, Brendan W Pier, Claudia A Jette, Garnett Kelsoe, Wilton B Williams, Lynn Morris, John Kappes, Kshitij Wagh, Gift Kamanga, Myron S Cohen, Peter T Hraber, David C Montefiori, Ashley Trama, Hua-Xin Liao, Thomas B Kepler, M Anthony Moody, Feng Gao, Samuel J Danishefsky, John R Mascola, George M Shaw, Beatrice H Hahn, Stephen C Harrison, Bette T Korber, Barton F Haynes
A preventive HIV-1 vaccine should induce HIV-1-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). However, bnAbs generally require high levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) to acquire breadth, and current vaccine strategies have not been successful in inducing bnAbs. Because bnAbs directed against a glycosylated site adjacent to the third variable loop (V3) of the HIV-1 envelope protein require limited SHM, the V3-glycan epitope is an attractive vaccine target. By studying the cooperation among multiple V3-glycan B cell lineages and their coevolution with autologous virus throughout 5 years of infection, we identify key events in the ontogeny of a V3-glycan bnAb...
March 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289969/influence-of-testing-parameters-on-in-vitro-tramadol-release-from-poloxamer-thermogels-using-the-immersion-cell-method
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Lorina Bisharat, Diego R Perinelli, Alberto Berardi, Giulia Bonacucina, Serena Logrippo, Feras W Darwish Elhajji, Marco Cespi, Giovanni F Palmieri
The immersion cell is an in vitro performance test of drug release from semisolids. Several studies made use of immersion cells to investigate drug release from thermosensitive Poloxamer-based gels; however, specifications on the parameter setting are not yet available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of testing parameters on tramadol (a model drug) release, release rate, and dissolution efficiency (DE) from Poloxamer gels, using immersion cells. The thermosensitive gelling formulation showed batch-to-batch uniformity of gelling behavior, drug content, and drug release...
March 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267602/management-of-urinary-incontinence-following-sub-urethral-sling-removal
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Nirmish Singla, Himanshu Aggarwal, Jeannine Foster, Feras Alhalabi, Gary E Lemack, Philippe E Zimmern
PURPOSE: To evaluate urinary incontinence outcomes following synthetic sub-urethral sling removal (SSR) in women. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively-maintained database of 360 consecutive women who underwent transvaginal SSR from 2005-2015. We excluded patients with neurogenic bladder, non-synthetic or multiple slings, prior mesh for prolapse, concomitant surgery during sling excision, urethral erosion or fistula, post-operative retention, or <6 months follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262085/the-jordanian-primary-healthcare-practitioner-in-cancer-control
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Nour A Obeidat, Feras I Hawari, Malek A Habashneh, Rawan A Shihab
Aim To measure the knowledge, perceptions, and practices of Jordanian primary healthcare practitioners (PHCPs) (physicians, nurses, midwives, and nurse aids) employed in Jordanian Ministry of Health (MoH) primary health clinics with respect to counseling on cancer (cancer screening, the signs and symptoms of cancer, and referral for specialized care). BACKGROUND: Integration of oncology services within primary care is a means of enhancing cancer early detection, and requires involvement of skilled...
March 6, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254978/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacterium-acinetobacter-radioresistens-strain-sa188-isolated-from-the-desert-plant-indigofera-argentea
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Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Ton Bisseling, Rene Geurts, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Acinetobacter radioresistens strain SA188 is a plant endophytic bacterium, isolated from root nodules of the desert plants Indigofera spp., collected in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the 3.2-Mb draft genome sequence of strain SA188, highlighting characteristic pathways for plant growth-promoting activity and environmental adaptation.
March 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254977/draft-genome-sequence-of-ochrobactrum-intermedium-strain-sa148-a-plant-growth-promoting-desert-rhizobacterium
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Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Rene Geurts, Ton Bisseling, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Ochrobactrum intermedium strain SA148 is a plant growth-promoting bacterium isolated from sandy soil in the Jizan area of Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the 4.9-Mb draft genome sequence of this strain, highlighting different pathways characteristic of plant growth promotion activity and environmental adaptation of SA148.
March 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209831/draft-genome-sequence-of-enterobacter-sp-sa187-an-endophytic-bacterium-isolated-from-the-desert-plant-indigofera-argentea
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Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Rene Geurts, Ton Bisseling, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Enterobacter sp. Sa187 is a plant endophytic bacterium, isolated from root nodules of the desert plant Indigofera argentea, collected from the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the genome sequence of Sa187, highlighting several genes involved in plant growth-promoting activity and environmental adaption.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188759/bladder-prolapse-configuration-on-baseline-standing-cystogram-can-predict-anterior-vaginal-wall-suspension-procedure-outcomes
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Yuefeng Rose Wu, Alana L Christie, Rebecca S Lavelle, Feras Alhalabi, Gaurav Khatri, Philippe E Zimmern
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether bladder prolapse shape on lateral voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is an accurate predictor of anterior vaginal wall suspension (AVWS) procedure outcomes. METHODS: Following an institutional review board approval, preoperative lateral standing VCUG views from a prospectively maintained database of women who underwent AVWS for stage ≥2 cystocele were reviewed retrospectively by 3 reviewers. Patients with no retrievable preoperative VCUG imaging were excluded...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179408/time-resolved-global-and-chromatin-proteomics-during-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-hsv-1-infection
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Katarzyna Kulej, Daphne C Avgousti, Simone Sidoli, Christin Herrmann, Ashley N Della Fera, Eui Tae Kim, Benjamin A Garcia, Matthew D Weitzman
Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) lytic infection results in global changes to the host cell proteome and the proteins associated with host chromatin. We present a system level characterization of proteome dynamics during infection by performing a multi-dimensional analysis during HSV-1 lytic infection of human foreskin fibroblast (HFF) cells. Our study includes identification and quantification of the host and viral proteomes, phosphoproteomes, chromatin bound proteomes and post-translational modifications (PTMs) on cellular histones during infection...
April 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174010/a-case-of-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-associated-with-hypereosinophilia-with-excellent-response-to-mycophenolate-mofetil
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Amr Hanbali, Marwan Shaheen, Feras Alfraih, Wafa Al-Otaibi, Riad El Fakih, Tarek Owaidah, Syed Ahmed
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a group of rare blood disorders characterized by a persistent elevation of blood eosinophil count ⩾1.5×10(9)/L and clinical manifestations attributable to eosinophilia or tissue hypereosinophilia. Lymphocytic variant of HES (HES-L) is a known subtype according to World Health Organization classification. It is well documented in the literature that patients with HES-L are predisposed to develop T-cell lymphoma. We report a case of T-cell lymphoproliferation associated with hypereosinophilia, which has been successfully treated with mycophenolate mofetil, with resolution of skin lesions and normalization of eosinophil count and immunoglobulin E level...
February 1, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164253/heart-failure-in-the-elderly-ten-peculiar-management-considerations
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Feras Bader, Bassam Atallah, Lisa F Brennan, Rola H Rimawi, Mohammed E Khalil
Chronic heart failure (HF) is a disease with significantly higher prevalence in the elderly or patients older than 65 years old. Typically, older patients have more risk factors for HF, more comorbidities, and are more likely to have recurrent admissions for acute decompensations. With HF burden on health care systems primarily related to hospital and nursing home costs, it is critical that elderly patients are approached with a clear understanding of certain unique clinical, laboratory, imaging, and pharmacokinetic differences that can alter their management and outcomes...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126944/draft-genome-sequence-of-plant-growth-promoting-micrococcus-luteus-strain-k39-isolated-from-cyperus-conglomeratus-in-saudi-arabia
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Feras F Lafi, Juan S Ramirez-Prado, Intikhab Alam, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Micrococcus luteus strain K39 is an endophyte bacterium isolated from roots of the desert plant Cyperus conglomeratus collected from the Red Sea shore, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. The draft genome sequence of strain K39 revealed a number of enzymes involved in salinity and oxidative stress tolerance or having herbicide-resistance activity.
January 26, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126378/the-role-of-letters-of-recommendation-in-the-selection-process-of-surgical-residents-in-canada-a-national-survey-of-program-directors
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Yousef Marwan, Feras Waly, Nizar Algarni, Abdullah Addar, Neil Saran, Linda Snell
OBJECTIVE: Letters of recommendation (LOR) provide valuable information that help in selecting new residents. In this study, we aim to investigate the perceptions of surgical residency program directors (PDs) in Canada on the elements that can affect the strength and value of LOR. DESIGN: Cross-sectional; survey. SETTING: A national survey was conducted using an online questionnaire consisting of 2 main sections to collect data from PDs from all surgical subspecialties...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115252/micropatterning-of-nanocomposite-polymer-scaffolds-using-sacrificial-phosphate-glass-fibers-for-tendon-tissue-engineering-applications
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Feras Alshomer, Camilo Chaves, Tiziano Serra, Ifty Ahmed, Deepak M Kalaskar
This study presents a simple and reproducible method of micropatterning the novel nanocomposite polymer (POSS-PCU) using a sacrificial phosphate glass fiber template for tendon tissue engineering applications. The diameters of the patterned scaffolds produced were dependent on the diameter of the glass fibers (15 μm) used. Scaffolds were tested for their physical properties and reproducibility using various microscopy techniques. For the first time, we show that POSS-PCU supports growth of human tenocytes cells...
April 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
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